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On Mon March 15 2021, by Office

PRESS RELEASE - LANSDOWN'S JOE LONG FLIES TO AUGUSTA FOR THE US MASTERS

A roller coaster year for Lansdown Golf Club’s, Joe Long, starts this week as he flies to Georgia to take up the invitation to play in the 2021 US Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April.

Joe’s invitation to the Masters is the result of his fabulous win at Royal Birkdale last August when he became the R & A’s 2020 Amateur Champion.   Joe also gets automatic exemption to play in the US Open at Torrey Pines, California, in June and back home for the Open Championship at Royal St Georges in July. 

And, on top of that, Joe has been selected for the Walker Cup team when the US and Great Britain & Ireland compete for arguably the most prestigious amateur prize in the golfing world.  This year, the Walker Cup will be played in the US in May at Seminole, in Florida.

Joe has spent the winter in South Africa, staying at his girlfriend’s home, keeping in touch with his coach on-line and practising daily in events and matches at local clubs.  He plans to spend two weeks in Georgia ahead of the Masters, where he will meet up with his caddie and play various courses getting used to the climate and the grass.  He will set foot on the famous turf at Augusta National for practice rounds from the 22nd to 25th March.

Joe’s family live in Bristol and, although travel to the US is restricted due to COVID, he is hoping that his Dad will be able to get a travel waiver so he can travel to Augusta and cheer him on.

Joe joined Lansdown as a junior member when he was eleven and hard work and natural talent has taken him to the highest level of amateur golf.  He has had an amazing amateur career and is keen to thank the club, Gloucestershire County Union and England Golf for their support and encouragement.  Later in the year, he plans to turn professional and play his way onto the European Tour where, no doubt, further successes await him.

But for now, 2021 promises to be a year Joe will never forget.  In his words, “It’s all pretty crazy but very, very special.  I will do my best to play well and make the most of these amazing opportunities.”  

 

 

 

On Tue May 19 2020, by Office

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STAY ALERT, KEEP SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR GOLF

 

Members Notice 11 May 2020, Covid -19 Policy and Social Distancing Policy

Dear Member

The UK Government has today provided clarification on outdoor recreation and rules on social distancing in England resulting in our Golf Course being open from Wednesday of this week.

Below you will see our Temporary COVID-19 Policy that will be strictly enforced.

We need more volunteers to help with starting duties and if you feel this is  something you could help with please contact the club via email to [email protected]

Please stay and play safe.

Temporary Covid-19 Policy

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN COMPILED TO ENSURE A SAFE RETURN TO GOLF FOR ALL OUR MEMBERS.  PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AND IF THE GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED WE CAN ONCE AGAIN START GOLFING FROM WEDNESDAY 13th MAY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER. WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL MEMBERS BACK TO LANSDOWN GOLF CLUB.

MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR SUBSCRIPTION WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO BOOK A TEE TIME OR PLAY THE COURSE.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (this will be reviewed daily, and members will be notified of any changes):

·         Please be aware of the Club’s safety policy, especially the recent updates regarding Covid-19. 

·         Each golfer may play 9 holes per day.  (1st & 10th tee starting) Once booking is available members are requested to book a maximum of 2 tee times per week.

·         Tee times available between 08.00 and 19.00 at 10 minutes intervals.

·         DO NOT turn up at the Club to play without a booked tee time.

·         Tee times will be available 7 days in advance for all members FROM 12th MAY 2020

·         A handful of start times will be reserved for members without access to a computer and therefore cannot book online.  These will be available on a first come first serve basis by phoning the professional shop.

·         DO NOT turn up to the Club if showing any symptoms of Covid 19

PLEASE NOTE:  YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK AN ONLINE TEE TIME FROM 7pm ON MONDAY 11th MAY 2020.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES TO BE APPLIED AT ALL TIMES

Prior to arrival at the course

·         Go online and book an available tee time.  Available 7 days in advance for members.

·         Members who have not paid their subscription will not be eligible to book a tee time or play the course.

·         Members may only book a single tee time on each occasion.

Course Arrival

·         Arrive at Club no more than 30 minutes prior to reserved tee time.  

·         Members to wash their hands before leaving home and are requested to arrive dressed ready to play.

·         Shoes to be changed in car park.

·         Access to toilets and locker rooms will be available by entering through the Pro Shop and ensuring social distancing remains in place.  Locker room should only be accessed to collect equipment. (Members are requested to take equipment home after first visit). 

·         Entry to toilet and locker room facilities should be kept to a minimum and only accessed when absolutely necessary.

·         Club buggies will not generally be available for hire, however, any member dependent on a buggy, please ring the Club.

·         Putting green may be used 10 minutes prior to tee-time.  Please observe social distancing measures in place.  

·         Arrive at the 1st/10th tee 5 minutes prior to tee time, ensuring the previous group has moved on.

·         Report to starter if available.

COURSE RULES

·         SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES TO BE APPLIED AT ALL TIMES

·         Scorecards will not be available.

·         Please ensure your relevant membership fees or green fee have been paid.

·         Only come into contact with your own equipment.

·         Smooth footprints in bunkers with feet or club.

·         No touching of flagsticks

·         Cups turned upside down for safe removal of ball from the hole.

·         Leave the course directly after play.

·         Golfing etiquette to be applied (replacing divots, repairing pitchmarks, call quicker groups through ensuring social distancing is applied).

·         Ball washers out of use.

·         Course furniture will be removed or covered up.

·         Shoe cleaner not in use.

·         On course toilet not in use.